Kotaku Originals: The Beer Frame

We learned some important lessons about the physical world this week, notably that Fallout sees no difference between a tall frosty cold one and a device used to rip out nosehairs. Yes, unbeatable refreshment.

In addition to the behemoth study of video game weights and measures, we gave a look at Nintendo's major goods and wares due out by the holiday season. Luke took a look inside Robot Chicken, and A.J. broke down a comprehensive list of gaming's most noteworthy daddies. The week that was in original writing and reporting:

Previews, Reviews, Hands-On and Impressions
Madballs in Babo Invasion Preview: A Game With Balls
Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1 Preview: Guybrush Sails Again
Art Style Boxlife Micro-Review: Smart Misery
Batman: Arkham Asylum Preview: A Thinker's Brawling Game
What MotionPlus Adds to Tiger Woods Golf
Wolfenstein Re-Preview: Sans Mecha-Hitler
Halo 3 ODST Impressions: What Happened In Africa
Fallout 3 Point Lookout Micro-Review: Axe Murder
Let's Tap Review: Rhythm Limbo
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Preview: Pigs Might Fly
Feet-On With Wii Fit Plus' Wacky New Balance Games
Wii Sports Resort Preview: Motion Game Of The Year?
Eduardo The Samurai Toaster Micro-Review
Darksiders Preview: Blasts From Pasts

Features
Bethesda's Big Move
Kotaku Bureau of Weights & Measures Studies Fallout, Physics, Also Beer
When Robot Chicken Meets Video Games
Father Knows Best: The Best and Worst Fathers in Video Games

News
Notebook Dump: Layton, Samurai Showdown, RE5 3D
Playing As Insurgents: Volition Reflects On Red Faction Guerilla
Autobots Fans Currently Crushing Decepticons Fans
Industry Figures Share Michael Jackson Memories, From E3 To Neverland
Gearbox President Says "War Hero" Another Original Game
Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! Goes PSN Exclusive
id: Why We Sold To ZeniMax
Your NHL 10 Box Art Looks Like...
Layoffs At Rockstar New England
Despite Gaming Success, Apple Not Ready To Call iPhone A Game Platform
Ghostwire's Augmented Reality in Action on DSi
Sony Japan Launches New PSP Bundles (It's Monster Hunter Time)
British Sales Charts: If There's Something Strange...

Nintendo
How Much Of New Mario Vs. DK Is Actually New
The Little Things Noticed At Our Nintendo Demos
Why Guys Should Care About Girl-Game Style Savvy
Fifty-Seven Flights Up With New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Pokemans
Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Dated For Japan

Comix
This Week In Video Game Comics

That's Not Nice
Don't Ride Bicycles Over Killzone 2 Chalk Drawings
What Not To Do With Xbox 360 Avatars: Drugs, Decapitation, Fluids

Boobies
Olivia Munn Not Nude, Not for a Lack of Effort